Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association protecting our ocean wilderness through public stewardship





June 28th Expansion Celebration in Gualala

Expansion flyer


Sunday June 28th 2015
11 am to 3 pm
At Gualala Arts Center, 46501 Gualala Rd, Gualala, CA 95445
Free Event!

Come celebrate your newly protected ocean waters along our coast – the expanded Cordell Bank and Farallones national marine sanctuaries. This free event combines art, science and fun for everyone. Enjoy sea life printmaking, seabird games, shipwreck information, and stunning underwater imagery. Talk with marine life experts about their latest research findings. Live music, food vendors and more!

11:00 Activities begin
11:30 Opening Ceremony – hear from our local and national leaders
Let's be Green Blue! Bring your reusable water bottle to fill on site
For more information visit Farallones.noaa.gov and facebook.com/GFNMS



2nd Saturday Family Programs


2nd Saturday of the month, 10am-11:30am Come learn about creatures of the sanctuary.
$10/person, registration required.

June 13th - Marine Debris

July 11th - Sharks

August 8th - Plankton

To register for family events please contact Mark Oates at: (321) 332-2399 or mark.oates@noaa.gov
Space is limited.



Sanctuary Excursions

Alcatraz: Island of Seabirds
Saturday, June 20th, 9:30am-12:00pm

Alcatraz Island, infamous for its federal prison, supports the only nesting colonies of Brandt’s and Pelagic cormorants inside San Francisco Bay. Join Alcatraz lead biologist Tori Seher and Sanctuary staff for a thought-provoking walk through the nesting seabirds to learn about their ecology and current population status. We’ll discuss the significance of Pigeon Guillemots, Black-crowned Night Herons, Snowy Egrets, Black Oystercatchers, and many more. We’ll learn about the impacts of human disturbance and the efforts to protect these birds.

WHERE: Alcatraz Island
WHEN: Saturday, June 20th 9:30am-12:00pm  + optional audio tour
COST: $35/person

Includes ferry from Fisherman’s Wharf, admission, exclusive biologist tour; optional audio tour after main program concludes.

Easy/Moderate Walk. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Space is limited. Registration Required!

Contact Sara Heintzelman to reserve a spot: sara.heintzelman@noaa.gov or (415) 561-6622 x237

The Sanctuary Explorations Series provides monthly opportunities for you to connect with and experience your national marine sanctuaries. Join us for our upcoming programs!


Bolinas Lagoon Restoration

Join the restoration effort! Learn to identify invasive species, get hands-on training, and be a part of the team working to protect and restore the beautiful landscape of Bolinas Lagoon! Click for more information and dates.



Additional Sanctuary Events

For details on the Sanctuary Visitor Center programs, please see the Visitor Center webpage: http://www.farallones.org/education/visitor_center.php


To learn more about upcoming Sanctuary events, please visit the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Website.  




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